Festerling Mine

Producer in Cochise county in Arizona, United States with commodities Silver, Lead, Copper, Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10109834
MRDS ID M800150
Record type Site
Current site name Festerling Mine
Alternate or previous names Elsicor 1-7
Related records 10234049

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -109.94594, 31.86013 (WGS84)
Elevation 1792
Relative position 1 MILE NORTH WEST FROM BLACK DIAMOND PEAK
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Arizona Cochise

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
Gila and Salt River 018S 023E 24 NE Arizona

Comments on the location information

  • NORTHERN SHAFT USED FOR LOCATION. SECOND SHAFT AND ADIT LOCATED TO THE SOUTHEAST ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1979)

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Silver Primary
Lead Secondary
Copper Secondary
Gold Secondary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Ore
Galena Ore
Sphalerite Ore

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Granitoid > Quartz Monzonite
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Neoproterozoic
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Cretaceous
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Cretaceous
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Carbonate > Limestone
    Rock unit name Bisbee Group
    Rock description Bisbee Group

Nearby scientific data

(1) -109.94594, 31.86013

Geologic structures

Type of structure Regional
Structure description Beds Of Bisbee Limestone Strike Nnw, Dip 50 Ne

Ore body information

  • General form IRREGULAR

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Along Faults

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Year of first production 1937
Year of last production 1947

Mining district

District name Middle Pass District

Land status

Ownership category National Forest

Ownership information

  • Type Operator
    Owner Edward Festerling,
    First year 1947

Comments on the workings information

  • INCLINED SHAFT, OPEN CUT, AND FLAT STOPES

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M800150
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 0040030137

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    ABGMT-USBM FILE DATA

  • Deposit

    USGS PROFESSIONAL PAPER 281

  • Deposit

    ABGMT 187, P. 68.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-OCT-1981 Roth, Frances A. (Gest, Don E.) Arizona Bureau of Geology and Mineral Technology